[I’ve been reading] Drum Hair


While I was at Clicks some time ago I picked up an issue of the magazine Drum Hair, I had previously seen some previous issues on the shelves however I was never tempted to buy until now. I picked up the Spring/Summer 2014 issue which I believe is the latest that is out there. The magazine cost R42 and has 114 pages.


Like I said, this is the first hair magazine that I have bought – the layout was similar to most magazines: a few articles, some celeb interviews, how-tos, advice columns etc. This particular issue feature Nhlanhla Nciza as the cover girl and the main article was about her different hairstyles over the years – and she is known for changing up her hair frequently!

What I liked:

  • I like that the magazine catered for all types of hair: relaxed, natural, dreadlocks etc. so there is something for everyone.
  • The how-tos were also informative and can give you some hairstyle inspiration.
  • There is also a street style feature of ordinary women and their hairstyles – I particularly loved this one because whenever I drive in my city and I stop at a traffic light, I always check out the hairstyles of the people crossing the road…trust me, this is where the latest hair-dos can be found 🙂


Not so much:

  • I don’t think the magazine gave me any extra/new information that I couldn’t have found out on the internet, but that being said, I read a lot about hair on the internet, so a newbie to this healthy hair world might find the information fresh and new.


I probably will not be buying the magazine again – I think the internet and the blogs suffice in giving me all the information I need to know about healthy hair.

How do you feel about hair magazines? Have you ever bought one? Let me know!

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  • Reply Lebogang Kutumela

    Nope have never bought one, I didnt know this one existed until now

    April 21, 2015 at 10:35
    • Reply Lungi

      There’s also TrueLove Hair as well, but I have never bought that one

      April 22, 2015 at 07:33
  • Reply DontTouchHair

    I’ve bought hair magazines before but I hardly see them in Nigeria. The internet provides TONS of information. 🙂 Like you, I think it’s more than enough for me

    April 21, 2015 at 21:32
    • Reply Lungi

      We are definitely in the age of digital! We only have just 2 black hair publications in SA and they release a new issue at most twice a year.

      April 22, 2015 at 07:32
  • Reply Lydz

    A lot of hair magazines carry information already available on the internet these days. I only ever read them at the salon nowadays I only like the ones with information on where to find local stylists and new hairstyles etc.

    April 22, 2015 at 17:18
  • Reply Becca

    I’ve never bought or seen a magazine that is dedicated to hair care. I would buy just to see the trending hairstyles but then again you can just look out your car window for free to see what’s in fashion lol

    April 22, 2015 at 20:41
    • Reply Lungi

      lol Becca – that’s true! It dosn’t get more current than in the streets

      April 23, 2015 at 07:41
  • Reply Nosie

    I have seen a hair magazine in the salon but never brought one for myself.I alwayz go to the internet.Congrats on your feature on the mag

    November 3, 2016 at 10:26
    • Reply Lungi

      Thank you Nosie

      November 4, 2016 at 05:05

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